Meet Lew Anderson
Lew and his family spent six years in Asia as missionaries, returning to pastor a church in MN. He has four adult children, a growing number of grandchildren, and has been happily married to one amazing woman for the past forty years. When not writing, he enjoys the mountains of southern Idaho, especially with skis, bikes, and kayaks.
He writes for Christian kids wanting action-based stories with a Biblical worldview. Good versus Evil, faith over doubt, perseverance in all things, friendship and trust, self-sacrifice and doing what’s right regardless the cost are some of the major themes.
"I hope to inspire young readers to put their trust in God no matter how dark a day gets, to set their confidence in his love for them, and know that he has their best interest always on His mind."
If your kids enjoyed The Chronicles of Narnia and now want something more dangerous, while learning to stand strong in their faith, they'll love these books.
WHY I WRITE THESE BOOKS I believe we are in a war, the souls of our children in the balance. We, as Christians, face an age-old enemy that currently seems bent on targeting our children, challenging their faith in unprecedented ways. We can ignore this fight, pretending the world is safe and free of evil influence. Or we can prepare our kids to understand the role they play, that they are not, and cannot be, passive spectators. We have our faith today only through the courage and perseverance of those who have gone before us, fighting that good fight, some paying the ultimate price. Without being “preachy,” my books portray this spiritual struggle; the characters often caught in an epic battle of good vs. evil. I seek to engage young readers with role models who cast their hope entirely upon God, persevering in faith to trust Him no matter how dark a day gets. In The Lorian Stones Trilogy, they learn to use their entrusted authority as they submit to God’s chain of command. And that “He will not fight our battles for us… He will fight with us… give us strength of heart… but we must do the fighting.” If your kids are looking for clean, yet intense, faith-based stories of teens learning to stand strong, even in the face of death, I encourage you to explore these books. Though I wrote 'The Lorians Stones,' 'Horse Boy,' and 'Yodin the Rescuer' for advanced readers of 11 and up, younger readers are enjoying them. If you have young readers, please take time to peruse the book, or better yet, read it with them. Thanks for hearing me out.
20% of proceeds will help kids around the world have clean water, good food, and a safe bed.
While living in Northern Asia, I enjoyed helping impoverished schools. Often I’d be the first ‘white man’ these mountainous villages had ever seen. After receiving my M.A. in the Philippines, we returned to the States, but my heart is still up there in the mountains with those kids.
Thank you for helping!